Silver jug

Neo-Classical style jug with a cane-whipped handle.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
33 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £3,752)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
Lawrence of Crewkerne

The absence of any vine motif in its decoration suggest it is a pot for Turkish coffee. Engraved; 'a gift from the owners of the ship Bellona to Captain Isaac Barras, 1781'. The Bellona was an armed merchantman engaged in Carribean trade, built and launched in Whitehaven in 1776.

Venue details

The Beacon Museum West Strand, WHITEHAVEN Cumbria CA28 7LY 01946 592302 www.thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £5.50)

Tue – Sun, 10am – 4.40pm

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Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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